I have read that it is possible to create a mailbox system using php. However, php does not handle some of the multi-threading as well as other items due to its stateless nature. Regardless, i am curious if it something to investigate further and come up with my own solution, if there are good open source alternatives or good tutorials.
Essentially, I would like to have an admin login to a website and direct them to a page. The page will fetch emails from a directory on the web server and display them for the admin. The admin could then respond, delete, save, etc the emails as per usual. I know sending emails is the least of the problems here the larger part would be handling of the incoming messages.
thanks in advance